Bill Status of HB4645 94th General Assembly
Short Description: PROP TX-TAX ASSISTANCE
Rep. Jack D. Franks - Paul D. Froehlich - Sidney H. Mathias - Lisa M. Dugan, Mike Boland and Careen M Gordon
| 1/9/2007||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that each tax bill must include information that certain taxpayers may be eligible for tax exemptions, abatements, and other assistance programs and that, for more information, taxpayers should consult with the office of their township or county collector and with the Illinois Department of Revenue. Authorizes counties to establish and operate a homestead protection program under which the county treasurer may make payments from the indemnity fund to pay the delinquent taxes, along with all associated fees and interest, on the primary residence of eligible taxpayers. Provides that the county treasurer shall have a lien on the property in the amount of the assistance provided. Sets forth requirements for the program. Amends the Senior Citizens Real Estate Tax Deferral Act. In the definition of "taxpayer", increases the income limitation, beginning with the 2006 tax year, from $40,000 to $45,000 per year. Effective immediately.